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Spun into Gold

The Secret Life of a Female Magician
Narrated by: Romany Romany
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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This book is for anyone who has ever had a dream. For anyone who wants to remember how magic works. Romany - diva of magic - is a successful magician. She performs her award-winning, one-woman comedy magic show all over the world in beautiful theaters, making people laugh and wonder. 

But as a chubby little girl, her dream of making it in showbiz didn’t look likely. This is not a tale of overnight success but a roller coaster story of determination and persistence. It is about deciding that you’re going to walk stubbornly toward your heart’s desire and not stop until you’re there, trusting that the next step will appear...as if by magic!

©2018 Romany Romany (P)2019 Romany Romany

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Magic. Pure Magic

Wow. What a beautiful journey that spoke to my soul. An incredible account of a very inspiring lady, I cried as I shared her story. I felt her at every step... through bourbon creams to gaining 10 pounds and meeting a prince. mirroring my life, she has given me hope and inspiration to keep believing in my magic, to keep making my wishes, talking to my angels and to keep taking those baby steps in the direction of my dreams. Thank you Romany

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Absolutely Amazing!

Romany has the most beautiful voice to listen to. it's a beautiful narration of an extraordinary lady who has led the most extraordinary life. Conveying her struggles, triumphs, adventures, magical encounters and love for showbiz takes you on a rollercoaster ride. This is also a book on courage, just saying yes to opportunities and overcoming negative emotions and inner turmoil. Her journey is incredibly inspiring, everyone will be able to take something away from listening to her book and I'd definitely recommend that this book appears on your 'must read' list!

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A real life, magical fairy tale

This is a book for anyone who has ever had a dream! It's a book for anyone who has ever struggled! It's a book about the power of Magic! Beautifully read by Romany, this is a book filled with love. Love for life, magic and a brown eyed, curly haired black dog. I loved reading this when it first came out, now as an audio book, read by the author, it's even better. Treat yourself, buy this book and open your heart to the endless possibilities that are waiting for you.

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A magical book magically told

I enjoyed it when I read it. But having it read to me by the author herself - well, that takes it to another level. An inspiring tale for anyone and everyone, I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

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A Genius Performance From A Magical Superstar

Over the last five years as a monthly subscriber to Audible, I have been lucky enough to listen to some of the greatest audiobooks ever made. This is one of them and it may remain my number one. The way Romany tells her story is almost cinematic. She brings all the characters to life with her range of voices and each scene, from Fire Dances to David Copperfield's personal museum draws the reader in to see and feel everything Romany experiences. Romany's journey to the top of her profession in Las Vegas and 6* cruises as a stage and cabaret magician is tough, funny, heartbreaking and, yes, magical. There is a subplot too which Romany calls her 'shame'. I won't spoil it for the reader or listener, but her goal to create the perfect magic show and deliver the flawless, standing ovation performance is achieved by incredibly hard work and by battling her demons. Some of the decisions she makes and the global trips she takes to learn from the very best are audacious and courageous. This is one very brave lady but one you can also have a giggle with. I certainly understood why there are so few world-class female magicians but Romany and her story are unique. I listened to this in four nights as I was so so captivated. I didn't want it to finish but then again I remembered to 'Be careful what you wish for'. 'Spun into Gold' deserves to be a mega success for this magical entertainer at the very top of her game. Thank you, Romany/

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You'll finish it and listen again

Romany is a natural storyteller who sweeps you along in her moving joyous journey through light and darkness to success, all along the way showing how you also can get to where you want to go. Its an autobiography, and adventure, a good deal of self help and empathy all rolled into one and dusted with feathers and sequins. A book for everyone who needs a lift, everyone who has a dream they're afraid to follow and anyone who ever wanted to be a magician. Her abiding belief in magic and it's being everywhere runs through and sweeps you up along the bath, a joy to listen to

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A beautiful voice and an incredible story

Romany's voice is beautiful. This is such an amazing story and it is true. It bounces jauntily from disaster to triumph, the twists and turns are incredible and inspiring. So much 'self-help' out there. Romany shows how she did indeed help her self and in telling her story, inspres and invites one to consider one's own. Thank you for this brilliant work! I really, really loved it. Can't wait for the next one!!

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I loved the book so much that I wanted the audio

I loved every page of this book, I have been lucky enough to watch Romany Romany perform live and so being able to read her life story so far was an added magical bonus. I loved the book so much that I wanted to purchase the audio version as well. I can highly recommend for a superb read and also now listen via audible.

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A “Page Turner”... what a story

The story of Romany’s rise to one of the top female magicians is a real “page turner”. Her soothing voice was my companion while I was going on my daily bike rides. What a story, so much has happened in her life. It’s also a story of mental health and how to teach for your dreams. I can’t recommend this audiobook enough.

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Loved it!

Fantastic story of courage and magic, and all the more poignant with the latest news of how you did indeed present your book to Liz, in such a spectacular fashion! 👏💫

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  • 23-08-20

Magic in so many ways

I absolutely loved this book. I Romany’s story is so unique, yet her life crisscrosses my own in fascinating ways. Her words and wonder at things I’d begun take for granted have motivated me to get back on my own path to magic. As a reader, the author is fantastic. Her story is raw, funny, and honest. Her adventures are inspiring and amazing. I truly enjoyed my time with this book.

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  • Jennifer McFarland
  • 04-08-20

Magic in many ways

I got an Audible subscription just to hear this book! Inspiring and then some. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

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  • Meredith Davis
  • 19-07-20

An inspiring tale of magic and perserverance

Beautifully written and narrated, I found this story to be heart-felt and engaging. I enjoyed the author's honesty and vulnerability, and found myself routing for her through her trials, as well as delighting in her triumphs. This book is truly entertaining! Romany's wit and gift for comedy shines through her stories. The way "real" magic weaves it's way through the author's discovery of her stagecraft and supports her travels, lends itself to inspired storytelling. I highly reccomend this book!

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  • Rachel
  • 17-04-20

Magical

A delight to listen to. Romany’s passion is on display from start to finish. Her enthusiasm and perseverance is contagious. Time to go make my own magic!

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  • Jenny Hearn
  • 21-02-20

I loved this!

Charming, honest, funny, and most of all, a MAGICAL memoir! I was inspired and captivated through the whole story, thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-20

Captivating, inspiring and motivating

I loved the book, as Romany has a captivating way of sharing her story! She's inspiring because she's showing how persistence and following your heart's desire will get you to where you want to be in life.

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  • D. Wescott
  • 23-12-19

Inspiring Story

Although this book was a little slow starting, I loved it. The reader quickly gets into the author's 'head' to live vicariously through her with all her hopes and dreams. I found it a 'page turner' and I am sure my car got some extra miles when I would come to an interesting part and I was a block from home. I found the book particularly interesting because I know the author and I have had a couple of opportunities to see her magic act (she's a magician - a very good one). The road to such a career is rocky to say the least and Romany is inspiring in her quest to become one of the best!

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  • Katherine T. Rettke
  • 16-11-19

entertaining and inspiring

I love this book and loved hearing Romany's voice telling her story. Thank you for adding this to the audible library

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  • Jennifer W. McCarty
  • 15-11-19

Romany spins pure magic

I had no idea what an adventure Romany could take me on with her wild tales of a journey to find her own source of magic. She spins a tale that entrances, and her reading voice lures me in, mesmerizing as a spell. I hate to pause the track for anything, as the many twists and turns in this life journey keep me desperate to know what comes next. I feel the magic seeping out all around me, spreading and catching like wildfire. I suspect that after hearing this tale, anyone who listens will be a bit more magical themselves. It’s not all fairy tales though. Romany shares the raw and vulnerable, very real side of her struggle, as she moves through each unbelievable adventure. Thanks for sharing your story, Romany.

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  • Elizabeth A Greene
  • 07-11-19

Over the Moon

Well, I feel like I could do anything now after listening to Romany tell her amazing story. This book is extremely uplifting while simultaneously being gritty and full of home truths. You cannot run from your demons. They follow you everywhere, but what an astonishing piece of news that while battling them you can also be true to your deepest desires and dreams. This tell-all adventuresome biography is intense, fun, and joyful. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Romany’s voice is clear as well as full of whatever emotion she is bringing you to. I highly recommend this as an uplifting read for young and old. At seventy five it feels like there must be some tucked away dreams I should or could still look at and strive for. I certainly know I’d have found my serious young self a very good friend, if I had read this a ‘few’ years back! Brilliant.